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Boarding for Pets

With our overnight boarding for cats and dogs, our Cumming veterinary team will treat your pet like our family and provide a home away from home while you are away.

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A Home Away From Home

We understand how stressful it can be to leave your pet when you go out of town, especially if they are ill or recovering from a procedure or surgery. We at Animal Medical Center of Cumming want to put your mind at ease.

We provide complete general boarding services for all of our patients, and medical cat and dog boarding services with conditions standard boarding centers may not be equipped to accommodate. 

Cat & Dog Boarding in Cumming

Pet Boarding Form

Please download and fill out our boarding form before your pet's stay with us. The more we get to know your pet, the more pleasant their stay with us will be.

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Cat and Dog Boarding: A Typical Day

Dogs

Each morning, the dogs venture outside to our outdoor run for fresh air before breakfast. While they are outside, their kennels are cleaned, disinfected, and stocked with fresh linens.

Depending on their physical capacity and ability, we walk the dogs who stay with us on a regular schedule. 

Your dog will also be supervised throughout their stay with us, both during walks and while resting.

Dinner is served in the evening, followed by one last walk before bedtime.

Cats

Your cat will be fed according to your specifications and their requirements, to ensure their routine is the same as it is at home.

Throughout the day, litter boxes are checked, cleaned, and disinfected.

Additionally, we refresh linens and clean your kitty's room daily. Our cat boarding area is separated from the dog area to ensure your kitty feels relaxed and safe while they stay with us.

TLC Playtime 

We offer a Group Play Package and One-on-One Time to ensure dogs are able to interact with our trained team members and other dogs depending on their needs, characteristics and abilities. One-on-One Time is also available for cats. 

See the FAQ about TLC Playtime for more details. 

Medical Boarding

Our knowledgeable veterinarians and nurses will administer medications and keep a close eye on your pet. Any medications that are required will be given to your pet on the same schedule that they are used to at home.

FAQs About Cat and Dog Boarding

We're serious animal lovers, and our whole team enjoys giving our boarders all the attention and care they deserve while they're staying with us.

Read our FAQs for answers to our most frequently asked questions about pet boarding at Animal Medical Center of Cumming.

If you have further questions about boarding, please feel free to contact us!

  • What accommodations and amenities do you have?

    We've got everything your pet needs for a fun, recuperative, and safe stay, including the following accommodations and amenities:

    • Climate-controlled kennels
    • Comfy, cozy beds for each guest
    • Clean towels, blankets, and bowls
    • Individual space for each pet
    • A separate boarding area for cats
    • Outdoor play area
    • Daily walks
    • Ample daily playtime with staff
    • Special diet accommodations
    • 24/7 monitoring
  • What is the purpose of TLC Playtime and how is this service structured?

    The purpose of our TLC Playtime Package is to provide a safe, fun and stimulating social environment for pets that are boarding with us.

    TLC Playtime is available for both dogs and cats. Group Play is exclusively for dogs in boarding, doggie daycare, or on a drop-in basis. 

    Group Play

    During action-packed sessions, dogs can hone their social skills and interact with our trained team members, as well as other dogs. This type of play offers a much-needed outlet for high-energy dogs. 

    Because we understand that not all dogs play the same, dogs will be placed in groups appropriate for their size, breed, age and demeanor. 

    One-on-One Time

    If your dog doesn't socialize well with other dogs, they may enjoy some one-on-one time with our trained staff while gaining the benefits mentioned above. While activities will vary, rest assured that your dog will be under constant supervision by our trained team. 

    One-on-One Time is also offered to cats to get some snuggles, play and pets into their time with us. Boarding multiple cats together? They can spend their playtime together, too!

  • Is there a limit to the number of pets I can board at a time?

    We have a large facility and are able to accommodate several animals at once, provided you give us sufficient notice.

    Depending on the circumstances, we may be able to board family members (canine/canine or feline/feline) together.

  • How much does pet boarding cost?

    Boarding fees vary based on the duration of the stay, the size of the pet, and special medical requirements. That said, our pricing is affordable and competitive, and we welcome you to contact us for a quote.

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  • What time should I drop off and pick up my pet?

    All pets must be dropped off or picked up during regular office hours. Reservations are recommended, especially for holidays and summer weekends. During these times, we recommend that you call 2-3 weeks in advance to increase the chance that a spot will be available.

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  • What should I pack for my pet?

    Food: We provide food for pets staying with us. However, please feel free to bring enough of your pet's regular food to last the duration of the stay.

    Medication: If your pet takes any medication, bring it along for our staff to administer.

    Toys: If your pet has a special toy or two, bring them along.

  • What if my pet needs to take medication?

    We will be glad to administer your pet's medications while they are with us.

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  • Can I get updates about my pet during their stay?

    Yes, feel free to call us during your pet's stay for updates. If there is a problem, we will contact you via the emergency contact information you provide.

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  • How should I prepare for my pet's stay?

    Each animal is different. To prepare for your pet's stay with us, we'll take the following steps to ensure that we can meet their unique needs.

    Step 1: Contact us to get started

    Call us to book, and discuss details about your pet and your boarding needs. A member of our team will be happy to coordinate your booking. Please also fill out our pet boarding form before your pet's stay with us.

    Please note that, due to the nature of our accommodations, we do not accept unaltered dogs. Pets must be up to date with all vaccinations and free of fleas and ticks to stay at our facility.

    Step 2: Book a trial stay

    We want to be absolutely sure that we are a good fit for your pet before an extended stay. The trial stay consists of a full day of daycare where we can take the time to assess your pet's temperament and make sure they fit in with the pack.

    Step 3: Set your pet up for success

    On the day you drop your pet off with us, there are a few steps you can take to help reduce any stress your pet may feel.

    Spend some extra time with your pet beforehand, and make sure they get some vigorous exercise so that they are feeling calm. When you arrive at our facility, stay calm, cheerful and confident during the separation.

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  • What do you feed animals that don't have their own food?

    For pets that are not on a special diet, we can provide high-quality pet food that is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet.

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Boarding Admission Form

Please Note: Filling out this form does not guarantee a boarding spot. Please call our office to check availability and make your pet's reservation.

Boarding Policies

ALL ANIMALS MUST BE CURRENT ON ALL CORE VACCINATIONS. Proof of vaccinations must be shown within
one hour of check-in or they will be given at owner’s expense.
All animals must be free of internal and external parasites (fleas, ticks, ear mites & intestinal worms) or they
will be treated at the owner’s expense.
One of the advantages of boarding your pet(s) at a veterinary clinic or hospital is that veterinary attention is
available should the need arise. If your pet becomes ill or injured, we will call the emergency number(s) listed
above regarding your pet(s) symptoms, treatment options, and estimate of additional cost. If no one can be
reached, I give Animal Medical Center of Cumming, Inc. permission to treat, prescribe for, operate upon,
and/or transport the pet to an appropriate facility as necessary and adjust the bill accordingly.
Medications given while boarding are administered by trained technicians and documented in the patient’s
chart. There is an additional fee per day. Medication fee is waived if your pet participates in playtime.
We are not responsible for personal items brought by owner.

Lodging Options

Regular: Dogs are walked and cat cages are cleaned twice daily, fed according to owner’s specifications, and
must be current on all vaccinations. Pets will lodge in size appropriate cages. Baths, toenail trims, and
medications may be administered for an additional fee.
Playtime Package: In addition to regular lodging services, dogs will receive group play/socialization time twice a day and a bed-time snack for an additional fee. Cats will receive individual time with staff members as well as play time on the cat tree. For every day of play, medications will be given at no additional cost.
Additional details
The purpose of Group Play offered in our TLC (Playtime) Package is to provide a safe, fun and
stimulating social environment for our lodging dogs. Dogs will be able to exercise during action packed
sessions where they will learn social skills and have personal interaction with trained team members
as well as other dogs. This type of play will also provide an often much-needed outlet for high-energy
dogs. If your dog doesn’t socialize well with other dogs, one-on-one time will be offered instead with all
of the aforementioned benefits. Activities will vary, but rest assured that your dog will be under
constant supervision by our trained staff. We understand that not all dogs play the same, so dogs will
be let out in groups are appropriately sized. Size, breed, age and demeanor will all be determining
factors when placing them within the appropriate group.

Animal Medical Center of Cumming Group Play Release Form

My dog is currently heartworm negative and on flea prevention.
I certify that I have fully disclosed any situations where my dog may have shown any type of aggressive behavior.
I understand that participation in group play and allowing the freedom of dogs to interact is not without risk. Dogs are
not always predictable, and the unexpected may occur. If my dog does show aggressive tendencies and/or does not
socialize well with other dogs, I understand that no more group play will be allowed. I hereby waive and release Animal
Medical Center of Cumming (AMC) and its staff from any and all claims while on the premises. I release AMC of any
liability and assume all risks of any kind whatsoever arising from my dog’s attendance and participation in group play. If
my dog causes injury to another dog or to a person while at AMC, I agree to indemnify and hold blameless AMC from
any claims which may be made against it.
I further understand and agree that any problems which may develop with my dog will be treated as deemed best by
the veterinarians and staff at AMC and that I assume full financial responsibility for any expenses involved.

Animal Medical Center of Cumming Release Form

I hereby authorize AMC, its employees, representatives or agents to receive, care for, vaccinate, prescribe for,
medicate, test, and/or bathe my animals as they deem necessary for the health, safety or well-being of my pet.
I understand that all reasonable precautions against injury, escape or death of my pet will be used. In the absence of
gross negligence, I thoroughly understand that I assume certain risks and will not hold AMC, its employees,
representatives or agents liable or responsible in any manner or circumstances for these risks.
Lastly, I understand that all responsibility for payment for services provided in this office for my pet is mine, due and
payable at the time services are rendered.

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